Microsoft Announces Azure Space Platform

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Back in 2020, Microsoft began working on its space platform venture, Azure Space.

Microsoft Azure, one of the widely popular cloud solutions providers, is entering the satellite connectivity cloud market.

Furthermore, Microsoft, in its latest blog post, offered some details regarding the latest developments in Azure Orbital Cloud, Azure Orbital Ground Station, and satellite communication networks.

The Redmond company plans to begin with private previews of Azure Orbital Cloud Access, its product that links satellites and terrestrial communications together.

Microsoft’s Azure Orbital Ground Station is accessible to some satellite operators, including Muon Space, Pixxel, and Loft Orbital.

Meanwhile, Microsoft partnered with SES, a secure satellite and ground communications solutions provider, to launch the virtual iDirect modem and satellite communications virtualization program.

Microsoft said, “The collective impact of these announcements points towards two key outcomes. First, we are dedicated to democratizing the possibilities of space by unlocking connectivity and data with the Microsoft Cloud. Second, we can also help support the digital transformation for our customers and partners in the space industry by using Azure’s flexible, scalable compute power.”

If all things are considered, the Azure Space program will remotely offer the industry the highest standards of cloud services.

At present, Microsoft utilizes SpaceX’s Starlink to achieve low latency cloud access, accessible from any part of the earth. Redmond’s space program will benefit companies located in small cities or places where the network is weak or zero.

Lastly, Microsoft claims that Azure Orbital Cloud Access will bring the future of integrated 5G and satellite communications.

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